Wednesday, December 04, 2013

A sad story (from "Find the Bad Guy" by Jeffrey Eugenides in the 11/18 New Yorker)

"...In addition to finding the bad guy in every argument, couples do this thing called the Protest Polka. That's a dance where one partner seeks reassurance about the relationship and approaches the other, but because that person usually does this by complaining or being angry, the other partner wants to get the hell away, and so retreats."

"Back then, we weren't fleeing or chasing each other. We were just seeking, and, every time one of us went looking, there the other was, waiting to be found."

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